2017 Chevrolet Cruze LS

Base price: $18,525.

As tested: $19,400 (including shipping)

Standard equipment: 1.4-liter turbo engine, six-speed manual gearbox, front-drive, tilt/ telescopic wheel, Bluetooth/USB integration, OnStar, WiFi hot spot, rear camera, seven-inch touchscreen, remote locking, power mirrors and windows, stability and traction control, ABS.

Options: None.

Fuel economy: 28 city and 39 highway.

Engine performance:

Lively enough.

Handling: Crisp.

Ride comfort: Excellent.

Styling: Lean and clean.

Warranty: Three years/36,000 miles bumper to bumper.

The Ben key: four Bens, excellent; three Bens, good; two Bens, fair; one Ben, poor.